Peake practice – boosting primary science

bbc-gravityglassesWith British astronaut Major Tim Peake safely back on Earth, what better time for primary schools to enthuse pupils about science? But how should teachers ensure lessons genuinely boost children’s ability to explore the world scientifically?

Last Friday afternoon, a class of 11-year-olds at Colegrave Primary School, in Stratford, east London, were being asked to consider questions of the Universe.

“Why is my jacket red?” asked Dr Berry Billingsley, an associate professor of education at Reading University …

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